Eileen Gilroy and Jill Toftegaard, Communication Disorders and Sciences Department, presented a poster co-authored by Timothy Davis and Catherine MacDonald, Physical Education Department, at the annual American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (ASHA) Convention on Nov. 16 in Boston, Mass. The poster, “Interprofessional Education (IPE) in Clinical Training,” highlighted the ongoing collaboration between graduate speech pathology clinicians and undergraduate adapted physical education students.
In 2015, ASHA established a strategic objective to advance IPE within the professions of speech-language pathology and audiology. With these changes, IPE is being incorporated not only into clinical practice and continuing education programs, but into student curriculum and training as well. The presentation was well attended and inspired other clinical training programs to talk about developing similar programs.